I saw the movie Secretariat, which was really good. It is a true story about a horse named Secretariat who competes in horse races all over and tries to win. I would definitely recommend this movie to everyone no matter the age… It is rated PG and is a really good true story about the life of owning horses. It just came out on DVD recently and I just saw it for the first time.
review submitted by Haley
Miss Congeniality is a hilarious Sandra Bullock movie. It has action, violence, humor, fashion, and a girly touch. I’d recommend this movie to a group of girls that want to laugh out loud. That’s a wrap!
review submitted by Sara
Fablehaven: Keys to the Demon Prison by Brandon Mull
Keys to the Demon Prison is the fifth book in the Fablehaven series. This book was about an adventure that two teenagers went on that get them mixed into a magical world with evil demons lurking about. They team uo with magical creatures to stop the opening of Zzyzx, the demon prison. I really like this book because it was practically overflowing with action, adventure, humor, heroism, and fun.
review submitted by Michael
A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah
In this amazing autobiography of the author’s unfortunate childhood in Sierra Leone, he finds himself in the middle of a civil war. When his family perishes by the rebels, he is forced to become a boy soldier in order to survive. This book will make you want to keep reading until the very end.
review submitted by Brian
Swim the Fly by Don Calame
Swim the Fly is about three friends who want to get better at swimming so they can impress a girl. It was a good story and a quick read.
review submitted by Eric
Prom Kings and Drama Queens by Dorian Cirrone
I thought the book Prom Kings and Drama Queens was very good. Once I started, it was hard to stop, and it made me feel good at the end. At the beginning, the main character almost gets arrested. The way she deals with this surprised me. Also, she has to make a hard decision towards the end of the book, that I wasn’t expecting.
review submitted by Ivanka
Answer Book: fast facts about our world by the National Geographic Society
If you dream about learning more, like me, the Answer Book is perfect for you. Whether you want to read about maps, space, human history, or life on earth, the Answer Book has it all. I think it is unique because not only does it talk about earth in the past and today, but it also has an atlas in the back and tells you how to get more information about what you’re reading online. I would recommend this for fifth graders to adults who want to know more about the world around them.
review submitted by Matthew
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready
Shade is the story of a girl who lives in a world where everyone sees ghosts, everyone, that is, who were born after the Shift. After her boyfriend dies, Aura has a hard time letting his ghost go, while she starts having feelings for the new student at her school. Shade is an exciting story that’s hard to put down, especially when the secret of the Shift is revealed.
review submitted by Natalie
Vampire Diaries: Stefan’s diaries: v. 1: Origins by L.J. Smith
Stefan Salvatore lived in Mystic Falls with his father and his brother, Damon. When he meets Katherine, his life turns upside down and he betrays his family. While there is mysterious killings, Stefan finds out Katherine’s big secret. What does he do?
review submitted by Stephanie
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
This suspenseful mystery surprised me with twists and turns at every corner. The main character is trying to finish discovering her grandmother Nell’s past, that leads her from Australia to the Cornish coast. This novel was a thrilling read, but was often hard to follow as it changed perspective every chapter. Four Stars.
review submitted by Elizabeth